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Imitation

"A person who is like me knows how to divine (like a sorcerer)" - Genesis 44:15

The Kotzker Rebbe spoke out harshly against imitation. Imitation and truth do not go together, he insisted. The Rebbe explained this statement of Yosef in this manner: "If a person wants to be like me; that is, wants to imitate me, then he is like a sorcerer." Mimicry can be compared to sorcery.

- from Nothing But The Truth According to the Rebbe of Kotzk by R. Ephraim Ovitz pg. 104


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